Shivamogga: October 20, 2022: Diocese of Shimoga organised from October 18th to 20th a three days Seminar on Spirituality of St. Paul at 'Sannidhi' Centre for Pastoral Renewal, Shivamogga.
Rev. Fr Dr Selva Ratnam, Professor of JDV Pune was the resource person. On 18th October program began with prayer led by Rev. Fr Stany D'Souza and Rev. Fr Alvin Stanislas read the Word of God. Rev. Fr Eugene D'Souza SJ introduced the resource person.
Dr. Selva Ratnam dealt first day on : Paul the Missionary, Paul the theologian and after noon session he explained the Journey of St. Paul. Questions for reflection and group sharing also led by the resource person.
On the Second day, October 19th he dealt on : Existence without Christ; in which he explained Pauline thought in Flesh, Sin, Law and Death. After noon he explained St. Ignatius rules for spiritual growth in the light of St. Paul. He explained; 14 rules for the discernment of spirits in the first week, 8 rules for the Discernment of spirits in the second week and also spiritual conversation as a method for Discernment.
On the third day, October 20th he dealt on these topics: 1. Examination of conscience and process of examination of conscience, 2. Salvation, 3. Work of Christ; Justification, Reconciliation, Redemption and Expiation
4. Justification through faith; The law and Faith
5. Life in the spirit; a) Christian existence: life in the spirit, b) Christian community: the gifts of the spirit, c) Christian conduct: walking according to the spirit.
Seminar concluded at 12:45pm. Vote of thanks proposed by Rev. Fr Anthony Peter.
Together with Bishop Francis Serrao Sj, thirty five Priests and Religious from the Diocese of Shimoga participated in the seminar.
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